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Measuring medicine prices,  availability, affordability  and price components Margaret Ewen Health Action International
WHO/HAI Project on Medicine  Prices and Availability <ul><li>improve the availability and  </li></ul><ul><li>affordability...
<ul><ul><li>Measures medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>prices  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>avai...
<ul><li>What’s new in the manual? </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology changes – sampling, medicines,  </li></ul><ul><li>measurin...
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Measuring Medicine Prices

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Presentation on approaches to measure medicine prices and price components, by Marg Ewen, Health Action International, at the launch of the Medicines Transparency Alliance, London 15 May 2008

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Measuring Medicine Prices

  1. 1. Measuring medicine prices, availability, affordability and price components Margaret Ewen Health Action International
  2. 2. WHO/HAI Project on Medicine Prices and Availability <ul><li>improve the availability and </li></ul><ul><li>affordability of essential medicines </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a reliable methodology for collecting and analysing price and availability data across healthcare sectors in a country </li></ul><ul><li>Price transparency; survey data on a freely accessible website allowing international comparisons </li></ul><ul><li>Advocate for appropriate pricing policies and programmes, and monitor their impact </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Measures medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>prices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>availability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>affordability </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>component costs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revision based on the experiences of 55+ surveys undertaken in all regions of the world </li></ul></ul>Survey tools and data: www.haiweb.org/medicineprices Second edition of the WHO/HAI survey manual Available now
  4. 4. <ul><li>What’s new in the manual? </li></ul><ul><li>Methodology changes – sampling, medicines, </li></ul><ul><li>measuring price components </li></ul><ul><li>New guidance on international comparisons, </li></ul><ul><li>policy options, advocacy and monitoring </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded workbook & new resources </li></ul><ul><li>Regional workshops on new manual & tools </li></ul><ul><li>2008: Anglophone Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, Asia </li></ul><ul><li>2009: Francophone Africa, possibly other regions </li></ul><ul><li>WHO/HAI and international pricing policy experts </li></ul><ul><li>Developing guidance on policies that affect medicine </li></ul><ul><li>prices and their impact in various settings </li></ul>

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